Bill Roscoe elected to the Royal Academy

01 August 2011

Co-Director of the Institute for the Future of Computing, Bill Roscoe, has been elected as a Royal Academy of Engineering Fellow. The organisation is the UK’s national academy for engineering, bringing together the most successful and talented engineers from across the engineering sectors for a shared purpose: to advance and promote excellence in engineering.

Bill commented 'It is wonderful to be recognised as an engineer, since throughout my career I have worked closely with industry at the same time as doing theoretical work.'

Founded in 1976, the Academy is dedicated to assisting the development of national policy as it affects engineering; supporting the education of engineers; encouraging research in engineering and promoting the public understanding of engineering. Election to The Academy is by invitation only. Up to 60 Fellows are elected each year, adding to the approximately 1400 existing Fellows.

The Institute for the Future of Computing carries out research into the new world of computing in the 21st century, specifically the increasing ubiquity and accelerating speed of computers, dealing with the massive increase of digital data, and developing usable, secure network systems to go along with these.